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Elkie Brooks: “He [Eric Delaney] was most surprised I could sing ‘Misty’ which is quite a big ballad.” – (R’N’R November/December 2017)

Norma Winstone: “I think a lot of young musicians are doing good stuff and trying to find a way, but I think it’s more difficult now because there’s no funding.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

Today Saturday February 24

Afternoon

Nikki Iles Masterclass - Music Department, Durham University, Palace Green, Durham DH13RL. 1:30pm. £.3.00. Open to the public as observers.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hardwick Arms Hotel, 1 North End, Sedgefield TS21 2AZ. Tel: 01740 622305. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening

Billy Bootleggers All-Star Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 7:30pm. £12.00.

Mighty Smokin’ Spitfires - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. 8:00pm (doors). £10.00. Augmented line-up: David Blakey (trumpet), Lloyd Howell (perc.).

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Jazz Café News

The news that the refurbished Jazz Café will open on Dec.7 is indeed good news although, of course, it will be nothing like the old and much loved one that sank with the death of Keith Crombie - no place ever could.
However, let's not wallow in sentimentality for what has gone but welcome this new venture and wish it every success.
The following program has been arranged with updates to be announced as they transpire.
Sat 7 Dec  8.15pm: Alan Law solo piano. 10.15pm: Slowlight Quartet
Fri 13 Dec 10.00pm Paul Edis Trio. 
Sat14 Dec 10pm Paul Gowland Allstars
Fri 20 Dec.10pm Mo Scott Quartet (Rob Walker / Neil Harland/ Stu Collingwood)
Sat 21 Dec 10pm Don Forbes Quartet
Fri 27 Dec 10pm Pink Lane Co-op. 
Sat 28 Dec 10pm T/B/C
Tues 31 Dec NYE Pink Lane Co-op
Fri 3 Jan 10pm Mark Toomey Quartet
Sat 4 Jan 10pm Zoe Gilby Trio.
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Meanwhile, the quest for funding goes on for Abi Lewis' documentary; The Jazzman. Dedicated to the late Keith Crombie, ex Grupenführer of the original Jazz Café, this is a jazz documentary that has to be brought to fruition. A portrait of a man - a true individual - who didn't suffer fools (gladly or otherwise), who tilted at windmills whether they be jazz ones or local government ones and was never afraid to pass judgement. Support this appeal - the  goal is within sight but a few more pledges are needed so please, if you love jazz or ever visited the original "Caff", dig down and contribute via the Kickstarter campaign.
Lance.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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